I'm running again! After a major hamstring and back injury on my last run, I'm definitely on the mend. Ice, electro-stim, acupuncture, chiropractic, and lots of R & R seems to have done the trick.
I ran on Sunday afternoon with my son, and Tuesday evening with the Trail Nerds group. The Sunday run was slow, painful and generally, pure torture. On the Tuesday night trail run I felt tons better. It was amazing. It showed me that I haven't lost any speed or fitness. I worked out on weights last night with my personal trainer helping me to find things that wouldn't strain my still-healing injuries. I did just fine, but resisted the urge to go for a run last night.
Tonight, I'll hit the gym and then run at least 6.5 miles on a very hilly group trail run. Saturday, I'll actually run in a 10K trail race, albeit at an easy pace. Sunday, I plan on running for 1.5 to 2.5 hours, depending upon how I feel.
Anyway, it's good to be back on the trails!
6 months ago